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Publication numberUS1286539 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1918
Filing dateApr 5, 1918
Priority dateApr 5, 1918
Publication numberUS 1286539 A, US 1286539A, US-A-1286539, US1286539 A, US1286539A
InventorsWarren Colon
Original AssigneeWarren Colon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Velocipede.
US 1286539 A
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W-. COLON.

VELOCIPEDE- APPLICATION FILED APR. 5, ms.

Patented Dec. 11MB.

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To all whom z'tmay concern:

the invention is to provide a velocipede pede stable as against over-turning it is Be it known that I, WARREN COLON, a citizen of the United States,residing at Boston, county of Suffolk, State of Massachw setts, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Velocipedes, of which the following is a specification, reference being a had therein to the accompanying drawings. The invention relates to a new and useful improvement in velocipedes. The object of more especially for children-which is of simple and cheap construction yet strong and durable and is also perfectly. safe for small children. In order to make the veloci made with four Wheels, namely, two front driving wheels andtwo rear wheels, each pair beingmounted on anaXle, the forward or driving wheels being each provided with i a pedal whichcanbe readily operated by the rider. f n t p The velocipede is preferably constructed almost entirely of wood, the only metal parts,

employed being a very small number of screw bolts and screw eyes.

The invention will be fully understood from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying draws ings and the novel features thereof will be pointed out and clearly definedin the claims at the close of this specification.

tion of a velocipede embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a front end view of the device shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a plan view.

Fig. 4C isa vertical sectional view on line 1% of Fig. 3. i Referring now to the drawings, 1, 2 represent the forward or driving wheels and 3,

4 the two rear wheelsall of which are preferably made entirely of woodland solid, being circular disks of solid wood. a The two driving wheels 1, 2 are mounted fast on an axle 5 of WOOCl which is driven tight into the central holes through the two wheels so that thetaxle turns with the wheels. Preferably there is secured to the outer face of each wheel 1, 2 adisk or cap 6 to cover the end of the axle. Thesecaps may be secured in any suitable way either by cement orby a nail or screw driven intothe end of the axle. Two upright bars 7, 8 extendupward parallel with each other radially with the wheels Application fiiedeprn 5, 191a. Seria11l'o.226,863.

turn therein.

bars 7, 8 are tenoned at their In the drawings, Figurel is a side eleva 1, 2jthe .uprightbar 7 being adjacent the lnnerface ofthe wheelfl andthe bar 8 be: a

Specification of Lettersllatent. elP'a tentedl1D@@,13,19]l8L inga djacentthe inner faceof the wheel 2, l

the aXle 5 beingjournaled for passing loosely through said bars 7, 8 so asto freely Th upper ends of the wo barsl', 8 aretied togetherand braced byja crossbar 9 which serves also as a handle bar. Preferably the said upright bars 7, 8 are ininst-ead of being vertical.

upper endsfor engagementwiththehandle bar. A. cross tie bar or. brace 10 is secured tobthe said upright bars 7, 8 a short distaiiceabove the axle 5 thus bracing and spacingapart the upright bars and holding them rigid. cross bar is preferably tenoned into the up; right bars, thus requiring nometal parts for This clined slightly backward toward the rider Preferably the uniting the upright bars 7, 8 either with the v handle bar 9 or the crossbar 10.

The rear wheels 3, 4: arejournaled the 1 ends 11,1201 therear axle 13, said axle. be

of therear axle 13 but arefree from attach ment to the wheels themselves so thatthe wheels may revolve freely on the axles. The preferred form of securing the said caps to the axles consists of screwsle which screw through the caps into the ends :of the axles.

The saidcaps 1% should beset up so that they will hold the wheels 3, 4 closely enough tothe shoulder 16 of the larger portion of the axle 13 to prevent movement of the yet not clamp them so tight as to make undue friction in the propelling of the velocipedea. c

The front pair of wheels and the rear pair wheels in a lengthwise direction of the axis,

of wheels are connected by a pole or reach 17, the rear end of the reach being rigidly fast to the rear axle 13, preferably by a tenon connection 18. The connection with the forward pairof wheels is a swivelconnectionbut instead ofbeing connected .di-1

rectly with the axlee the connection is nade i with the cross brace 10 above the axle. The preferred form of connection is by means of two screw eyes 19, one of which is screwed into the end of the reach 17 and the other of'which is screwed into the cross bar 10, the two eyes being linked together so as to form a swivel connection.

A seat 21 is provided on a mount at some distance behind the uprights 7, 8 which supportthe handle bars. The means for supporting the seat 21 is as follows: A post 22 preferably of wood rises from the upper side of the cross brace 10, being rigidly secured to said brace, preferably being tenoned therein. It is further supported by a spin- .dle 23 which passes through a hole in the I post 22 the ends of the spindle beingmade fast in the upright bars 7, 8. A long inclined stringer 24: is made fast at one end to theupper side of the axle 13 and to the reach 17 by any suitable means, as for instance screws 25, 25, the said stringer being inclined upwardly and forwardly, preferably being somewhat curved. The forward end rests on top of the post 22 and is pivotally connected therewith as for instance by a bolt 26, so that when the forward wheels and the upright bars 7, S swivel with relation to the reach 17 the stringer 2 1 will remain in fixed relation to the reach.

A short post 27 is secured to the upper face of the stringer 24 at some distance forward o fthe rear axle, being secured rigidly to the stringer 24 by any suitable means, the means shown being a pin 28. The upper end of said post supports the rear part of the seat 21, said post preferably being formed with a tenoned end 29 which engages with a slot in the under side of the seat 21, and the forward end of the seat rests upon the forward part of the stringer 24'. Preferably the under side of the seat 21 is formed with a groove 30 of the same width as the stringer 24 to fit over the stringer and prevent lateral displacement of the seat. Each of the forward wheels is provided with a pedal vwhich preferably consists of a wooden pin 31 tightly fitted into a hole in the side of the wheel and having a spool 32 loosely mounted on said pin so as to be rotatable thereon, the pin being formed with a head 33 to prevent the spool from sliding off at the end of the pin.

All of the parts of the device are preferably made of wood with the exception of the screw eyes 19, 20 which form a swivel for the forward pair of wheels and the sev eral screws and pins which have been mentioned. It is low hung and the four wheels give perfect stability so that there is no possible danger of over-turning under any reasonable conditions; All parts of the de vice are simple in form and few in number so that they can be easily assembled as well as repaired in case of breakage.

What I claim is:

1. A velocipede having a pair of forward wheels and a pair of rear wheels, each forward wheel being provided with a pedal, an axle on which the said two forward wheels are fixedly mounted, an upwardly extending frame in the lower end of which the axle of the said forward wheels is journaled, a handle bar mounted on the upper end of said frame, an axle on which the said rear wheels are journaled, a pole having a rigid connection at one end with the axle ofthe rear wheels, a swivel connection between the forward end of said pole and said forward axle frame, a seat and a support therefor mounted above said pole, said seat support having a rigid connection with the rear axle and a swivel connection with said upright "forward frame.

2. A velocipede having a pair of forward wheels and a pair of rear wheels each mounted on an axle, the forward wheels being fast on their axle and the rear wheels being journaled on their axle, each forward wheel being provided with a pedal, an upright frame connected with the forward axle, said frame having two upright bars respectively adjacent the inner faces of the two forward wheels, the axle of the forward wheels being journaled therein, a cross bar rigidly connected with both the said upright bars above the axle of the forward wheels, a handle bar mounted on said upright bars, a pole one end of which is rigidly connected with the axle of the rear pair of wheels and the other end of which is pivotally connected with the said cross bar of the forward frame, a seat supporting bar having one end rigidly connected with the rear axle and extending at an upward inclination between said two upright bars of the forward frame, a post rising from said cross-bar to which the forward end of said seat support is pivoted, and a seat mounted on said inclined bar.

3. A velocipede having a pair of forward wheels and a pair of rear wheels each mounted on an axle, the forward wheels being fast to their axle and the rearwheels being journaled on their axle, each forward wheel being provided with a pedal, an upright frame connected with the forward axle, said frame having two upright bars respectively adjacent the 111- ner faces of the two forward wheels, the axle of the forward wheels being journalcd therein, a cross bar rigidly connected with both the said upright bars above the axle of the forward wheels, a handle bar mounted on said upright bars, a pole one end of which isrigidly connected with the axle of the rear pair of wheels and the other end of which 18 pivotally connected with the said cross bar of the forward frame. an upright post supported by said cross bar between said upd ll:

1,286,539 will right bars and rigidly connected therewith, a seat support having one end rigidly connected with the rear axle and extending at an upward inclination, the forward end of said seat supporting bar being pivotally con nected with said upright post, and a seat mounted on the upper side of said seat supporting bar. r

4, A velocipede having a pair of forward wheels and a pair of rear wheels each mounted on an axle, the forward wheels being fast on their axle and the rear wheels being journaled on their axle, an upright frame connected with the forward axle, said frame having two upright bars respectively ad acent the inner faces of the two forward wheels, the axle of the forward wheels being journaled therein, a cross bar rigidly connected with both the said upright bars above the axle of the forward wheels, a handlebar mounted on said upright bars,a pole one end of which is rigidly connected wlth the axle of the rear pair of wheels and the otherend of which is pivotally connected with the said cross bar of the forward frame, a seat supporting bar having one end rigidly connected with the rear axle and extending at an upward inclination between said two upright bars of the forward frame, a post rising from said cross bar to which the forward end of said seat support is pivoted, and a seat mounted on said inclined bar, each of the forward wheels being provided with a pedal, said pedals each consisting of a peg mounted fast in the face of the wheel in an eccentric position and having a rotatable spool mounted thereon. a

5. A velocipede having a pair of forward wheels and a pair of rear wheels, each forward wheel being provided with a pedal, an axle on which the said two forward wheels are fixedly mounted, an upwardly extending frame in the lower end of which the axle of the said forward wheels is j ournaled, a handle bar mounted on the upper end of said frame, an axle on which the said rear wheels are journaled, a pole having a rigid conwheels and a pair of rear wheels each mounted on an axle, the forward wheels being fast on their axle and the rear wheels being journaled on their axle, each forward wheel being provided with a pedal, an upright frame connected with the forward axle, said frame having two upright bars respectively adjacent the inner faces of the two forward 1 wheels, the axle of the forward wheels being journaled therein, a cross bar rigidly connected withboth the said upright bars above the axle of the forward wheels, a handle bar mounted on saidupright bars, a

pole one end of which is rigidly connected with the axle of the rear pair of wheels and the other end of which is pivotally connected with the said cross bar of the forward frame, said pivot connection consisting of two screw eyes linked together one of which is screwed into said pole and the other of which is screwed into the said forward frame, a seat supporting bar having one end rigidly connected with the rear aXle and ex tending forward at an upward inclination between said two upright bars of the forward frame, a support connected with said frame to which the forward end of said seat support is pivoted, said pivot connection con WARREN COLON.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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US2468532 *Nov 3, 1945Apr 26, 1949Wolfe Everett KCombination kiddy-car and article carrier
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US3109667 *Dec 22, 1960Nov 5, 1963Wolner Herbert ECoaster vehicle for children
US3506283 *Dec 6, 1967Apr 14, 1970Chun Yi TangPedal construction and unicycle incorporating same
US4786067 *Dec 15, 1986Nov 22, 1988Tang Chun YiUnicycle
US4786068 *Jun 30, 1986Nov 22, 1988Tang Chun YiUnicycle
US5273300 *May 14, 1992Dec 28, 1993Toying Around, Inc.Toy vehicle propelled by push or pedal power with retractable pedals
Classifications
U.S. Classification280/259, 280/282, 280/87.21
Cooperative ClassificationB62M23/00